Two Gresham residents jailed for alleged burglary of an occupied home in Boring
In the early-morning hours Thursday, Jan. 12, two people intent on stealing from an acquaintance waited in the dark outside the home in the 11000 block of 312th Drive, Boring.
Nearly one-half hour after the homeowner left home to go to work, Summer D. Paiva, 26, and Michael Anderson Jr., 25, allegedly entered the home and began to collect valuables.
They apparently didn't realize the homeowner had left his 11-year-old daughter asleep in the bedroom.
She was awakened by the sounds of intruders in the house. The girl immediately sent a text message to her father, telling him there was someone in the house. The girl's father called 9-1-1 and headed back home.
Hiding under the covers, the girl called 9-1-1 and gave information to the emergency dispatch operator.
The burglars continued to move through the house taking property, while at the same time Clackamas County deputies rushed to the scene.
The burglars fled from the house just prior to the deputies' arrival. Deputies secured the home, and found the girl unharmed. They conducted an immediate vicinity search, but did not locate the suspects.
Two days later, the investigation led deputies to a hotel room in Troutdale where Paiva and Anderson were found in possession of stolen property from the burglary.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, Paiva and Anderson were arrested in that hotel room and charged with first-degree burglary and theft.
They were both lodged in the Clackamas County Jail and scheduled for arraignment Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Deputies said this burglary was not a random act, and that the victims were familiar with Paiva from prior contact.
Detectives continue to investigate this case and are looking into any possible connections between these two suspects and other unsolved burglaries in the Boring area.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office confidential Tip Line 503-723-4949 or fill out an online tip sheet at co.clackamas.or.us/sheriff/tip.htm.
Use the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case No. 12-1240.
The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to 274637 on the phone keypad, with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.